Shell Shocked: Florida Turtle Crashes Through Windshield, Cuts Up Old Lady

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Imagine being 71, you survived the COVID era and now you’re just out riding down I-95 near Port Orange, Florida on a Wednesday morning when all of a sudden A MASSIVE PROJECTILE CRASHES THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD AND BOUNCES OFF YOUR HEAD, LEAVING YOU WITH A MASSIVE GASH OVER YOUR EYE.


Talk about when it’s your time, it’s your time. The great news here is that the 71-year-old who was left with a half-inch to an inch cut over her eye is alive and never lost consciousness through the whole ordeal, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

The turtle 911 call:

As for the turtle, it survived, was fine and was released back into the Florida wild to see what other chaos it could conjure up. Before you think it’s odd for a turtle to go through a windshield, let’s hit up Google to do some research. It turns out that Georgia woman Latonya Lark had a turtle embedded in her windshield after mistaking it as a brick.

“I just remember shielding myself while my sister screamed my name,” her brother told CNN. “After the turtle hit the glass, she was literally in shock and kept driving. I was the one covered in blood and telling her to calm down and call 911.”

A Georgia driver was out running errands with her brother when her car windshield got smashed by a turtle that appeared…

Posted by Jarrod's Pest Control and Wildlife Eviction on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

In 2019, a South Carolina turtle wasn’t so lucky when it was killed via a windshield collision that caused $2,000 in damages. The turtle had been kicked up by another vehicle that sent it flying.

A flying turtle shattered a man’s windshield in South Carolina.WARNING some viewers may find the content of this story disturbing>>

Posted by WLBT 3 On Your Side on Thursday, May 2, 2019

And then there’s this turtle-windshield collision from 2016 when an Orlando woman escaped injury when a turtle flew into her car. The turtle in that case was said to have survived the ordeal.

DRIVER, TURTLE survive crash >> Amazingly, neither the driver of this car and the turtle that came flying through her windshield were seriously injured.What the? Watch this interview >>

Posted by WRAL TV on Saturday, May 14, 2016

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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